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The Most Rev. David L. Ricken is the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Bishop David Ricken

He provides for the pastoral care of his diocese by teaching, governing, and sanctifying. Our bishop works in our diocese in a priestly shepherding and teaching role, proclaiming and helping others boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

CLICK HERE for a short PDF biography of his life.


The Office of the Bishop operates under the corporation title - Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.

Contact Information:
Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 23825
1825 Riverside Drive 
Green Bay, WI 54305
Phone: (920) 272-8194
Fax: (920) 435-1330 

The Office of the Bishop provides support resources for the bishop as he shepherds the local church of the Diocese of Green Bay. The bishop is responsible for the spiritual direction of not only all Catholics, but the over one million souls residing within the diocese.  The bishop governs the diocese as a portion of the universal Church.  

The Office of Administration coordinates organizational duties and oversees those who hold offices and minister in diocesan administration. The office is overseen by the vicar general and moderator of the curia, and the associate moderator, who exercise the bishop's ordinary executive power over the entire diocese. 

The Office of Marriage Tribunal is a church court that examines petitions from parties looking to have their marriage declared null and void. The office ministers to divorced men and women, both Catholics and non-Catholics, who are looking to marry in the Church.  

The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for ensuring that the acts of the curia are drawn up and dispatched for safekeeping in the archives. It is further responsible for maintaining diocesan documents and records, and for assisting parishes and diocesan agencies in canonical, liturgical and civil matters.

The Office of the Chancellor includes:

Archives  - CLICK HERE
Safe Environment - CLICK HERE

 Letter of Good Standing Request Form - Priest & Deacons - CLICK HERE

The Office of Safe Environment is responsible for the overall compliance to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People which requires employees and volunteers to meet safe environment requirements as required by the Charter.     

The Office of Canonical Services conducts legal governance of the diocese, in line with Church teaching, legislation, and the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Responsibilities include promoting and protecting the obligations, rights, and privileges of all Catholics in the diocese; advising the bishop on matters related to Church law and governance; ruling on matters concerning the sacrament of marriage; and serving as a resource for Catholics on matters of doctrine and morality.